Glenn Beck’s favorite photographer, George Lange, appeared on The Today Show Friday to share some of his secrets to taking world-class photos.
According to the man who has photographed U.S. presidents and countless A-list celebrities, the secret is to capture the “wonderful moments in our lives,” not just the staged ones.
“One of the things that we talk about is, when you kiss someone, your eyes are closed and all of your other senses are working,” he explained. “You’re hearing. You’re touching. You’re smelling. And I try to do that with photographs.”
Lange said with modern-day technology, you can focus on the moment itself and forget about the technical issues that plagued amateur photographers in the past.
“We can take amazing pictures of all the devices we have,” he said, and not think twice about the shutter speed or anything else.
One of his secrets to photographing children, Lange added, was dropping down to the eye-level of your subject.
“I’m on my knees or lower when I’m photographing my kids,” he said with a smile.
Lange delves much deeper into the subject in his book, The Unforgettable Photograph: 228 Ideas, Tips, and Secrets for Taking the Best Pictures of Your Life.
Watch the complete interview from The Today Show, below: